Uyghur Issue

03/31/2016 – Xi’s Washington Visit Crashed by Unwelcome Guest. By Eli Lake & Josh Rogin

Posted on Mar 31, 2016

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China: Human Rights 365 = Human Rights for All

Posted on Dec 10, 2014

EMBARGOED: 9 am (Beijing) 10 December 2014 To contact one of the spokespeople email campaigns@tibetnetwork.org or call: Tenzin Dorjee: +1 (646) 724 0748 Yang Jianli: +1 (857)472-9039 Enghebatu Togochog: +1 (917) 698-4367 Dolkun Isa (Rebiya Kadeer contact): +49 89 54321999   China: Human Rights 365 = Human Rights for All  A Statement of Solidarity from a  Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian, and Chinese Activist   As 2014′s Human Rights Day comes to pass, we are reminded of the great sacrifices that people have made this year to obtain fundamental freedoms and human rights across the world. ...

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We Stand With You: A Statement of Solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese

Posted on Oct 3, 2014

Peace Hong Kong Initiative For Immediate Release: To contact one of the spokespeople, email solidarityhongkong@gmail.com or call Tenzin Dorjee on +1 (646) 724 0748 or Yang Jianli on +1 (857) 472-9039   We Stand With You: A Statement of Solidarity with Hong Kong Protesters from a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese   October 3 2014 As a Tibetan, Uyghur, Southern Mongolian and Chinese – people who have all suffered from the oppressive policies of the Chinese Communist Party – we express our deep admiration for and solidarity with the movement for democracy and rights in Hong Kong....

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Statement on the Trial of Ilham Tohti

Posted on Sep 18, 2014

Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China learns of the Wednesday trial of Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti charged with “separatism” in the Xinjiang. We strongly protest the ongoing persecution of political perjury against him amid procedural flaws of the case.   Ilham Tohti is the founder of website “Uyghur Online” since 2006, publishing various essays and policy proposals on Chinese nationality issues based on his research, social justice, and a scholar’s conscience to rationalize them. He has consistently supported mutual understanding and dialogues between nationalities and national...

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Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference Held In Taiwan

Posted on May 6, 2014

Reported by Citizen Reporters: Duan Chao, Cao Jie, Li Zhong and Li Xuemei Organized by Initiatives for China/Citizen Power for China, the Ninth Interethnic / Interfaith Leadership Conference was held in Taiwan from April 24 through April 27. The four-day conference gave training to nearly 100 people in nonviolent resistance, with attendees including Chinese, Mongolians, Tibetans and Uyghurs residing in various region of the world, including Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau, Taiwan,  Dharamsala of India, Mongolia, Japan, North America, Australia and Europe.  The diverse attendees hold beliefs...

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Opening Remarks Speech at the Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference

Posted on Apr 23, 2014

Opening Remarks Speech at the Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference – Yang Jianli Our distinguished guests, friends, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning. First I would like to thank everybody for coming to the Ninth InterEthnic/InterFaith Leadership Conference.  Particularly, I would like to thank those who have come a long way from across the world — from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, India, Japan, Mongolia, the Americas, Europe and Australia. In fact, all of us here, including participants from Taiwan, are trekkers on a long and arduous journey. We represent groups of...

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IFC Statement on the Third Anniversary of the Ethnic Unrest in Urumqi

Posted on Jul 1, 2012

IFC Statement on the Third Anniversary of the Ethnic Unrest in Urumqi On the eve of the third anniversary of the ethnic unrest that occurred in Urumqi on July 5, 2009, Initiatives for China issued the following statement: 2012 marks the third anniversary of the ethnic unrest in Urumqi that occurred on July 5, 2009, the worst and most violent conflict between the Han Chinese and Uyghurs, which was triggered by Chinese government inaction over the deaths of two Uyghur factory workers in Shaoguan, Guangdong, and fueled by police violence against Uyghur demonstrators, resulting in hundreds dead...

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IFC Statement on China’s Brutality against Uyghur Children at Hotan Religious School

Posted on Jun 7, 2012

In reaction to China’s recent attack on a religious school in Hotan City in Xinjiang Province, Initiatives for China issued the following statement:   We are horrified at the news that Chinese police attacked a Muslim religious school on Wednesday, brutally injuring 12 children and three school staff. We condemn this appalling act that shows total disregard for the safety and lives of young Uyghur children.   We are very troubled by the fact that immediately after the attack the Chinese authorities arrested 47 people, including 11 women, and many of the people who were arrested are believed...

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Three Chinas and Liu Xiaobo

Posted on May 14, 2012

Text of Speech at Oslo Freedom Forum, the 4th Annual May 9, 2012, Oslo Everyone asks: Why is China, a seemingly increasingly assertive world power, afraid of a single man like Liu Xiaobo? Why is it afraid of a moderate document like Charter 08, a manifesto authored by Liu Xiaobo and his colleagues demanding for political reform? Liu Xiaobo and his colleagues recognize there are two Chinas. They have tried to bring together these two severely separated Chinas and construct a society based on universal values. By “two China”, I am not talking about “mainland China” and “Taiwan.” Geographically...

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IFC Statement on China’s Brutality against Ethnic Uyghurs

Posted on Feb 2, 2012

In reaction to China’s recent brutality against ethnic Uighurs, Initiatives for China issued the following statement: IFC strongly condemns the brutal tactics used by the Chinese police against a group of ethnic Uighurs in Hotan, Xinjiang Province, resulting in seven dead (including two women) and four seriously injured. The attack occurred on December 28, 2011, while the group was attempting to cross the border in order to flee religious persecution in China. IFC is extremely alarmed that such an atrocity was committed under the disguise of a “war on terror,” using the excuse of “resisting...

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